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One Million Dollars Saved in New WWII Film Production Using Stock 3D Models

October 3rd, 2019

One Million Dollars Saved in New WWII Film Production Using Stock 3D Models

The new feature film “Dauntless – the Battle of Midway” was created using 150 different stock 3D models purchased from the CGTrader Marketplace – saving an estimated one million US dollars in production costs. This is truly remarkable example of the advantages of using photorealistic stock 3D content in film and animation production.

Michael Swack from the CGTrader Blog caught up with Bayou Pictures owner and VFX producer Mike Phillips in Los Angeles at SIGGRAPH 2019 to discuss the role 3D content played in the film.

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Utilizing stock 3D models to accelerate the design of games, animation, AR/VR…and more!

July 28th, 2019

Utilizing stock 3D models to accelerate the design of games, animation, AR/VR…and more!

CGTrader’s Marketplace platform, with its community of over two million users and highly-skilled 3D designers, offers numerous advantages to the entertainment industry -- gaming, animation, augmented and virtual reality, and other emerging technologies – through its high-quality stock and custom 3D models. First, there are significant time and cost savings. Second, such savings result in reduced time-to-market for producers. Third, in-house designers can free up their time to focus on other design elements that may need greater specialization. And more.

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Luis Lahuerta, 3D Everything, Uploads 800,000th 3D Model to CGTrader

June 25th, 2019

Luis Lahuerta, 3D Everything, Uploads 800,000th 3D Model to CGTrader

Just a few weeks ago, CGTrader hit another milestone in 3D content. The 800,000 th 3D model was uploaded to the CGTrader Marketplace. It was uploaded by Luis Lahuerta from 3D Everything, Spain.

Luis’ landmark 3D model is a baby’s room which he created over the course of 10 days, including all the models in the scene. The models were created in 3D Studio Max and exported to FBX, enabling use in all other 3D applications.

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German Online Retailer Creating Immersive AR Experiences that Enable Shoppers to Visualize Furniture in Their Homes

June 18th, 2019

German Online Retailer Creating Immersive AR Experiences that Enable Shoppers to Visualize Furniture in Their Homes

Another visionary retailer is arming its e-Commerce site with CGTrader ARsenal. German outdoor furniture company Garten-und-Freizeit.de is now using the new complete, pay as you go solution to create interactive Augmented Reality customer experiences expected to increase customer engagement, improve online sales conversion and help differentiate its brand.

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CGTrader Launches the First Complete, Easy-to-Deploy  Augmented Reality (AR) Solution for e-Commerce at AWE 2019

May 29th, 2019

CGTrader Launches the First Complete, Easy-to-Deploy Augmented Reality (AR) Solution for e-Commerce at AWE 2019

  • CGTrader ARsenal combines volume 3D modeling with optimized workflows and AR functionality, paving the way for increased AR adoption in online retail
  • Fatboy, producer of the iconic Fatboy Original bean bag chair, is adopting CGTrader ARsenal to enable its online customers to experience its lifestyle products immediately in their home environments
  • Visit CGTrader at Augmented World Expo May 29-31, Booth 821 and attend a keynote from CGTrader’s CEO on The Impact of Augmented Reality on e-Commerce, May 29, 3:00pm, Grand Ballroom D
  • Video: CGTrader ARsenal

Augmented World Expo (#AWE2019) SANTA CLARA, California May 29, 2019 -- CGTrader, the world’s largest source for licensable 3D content, today announced a new Augmented Reality (AR) solution for e-Commerce, CGTrader ARsenal, which represents a breakthrough in the way retailers plan, implement and finance 3D product visualization. CGTrader ARsenal includes all solutions and services required to easily deploy AR for online stores, enabling shoppers to experience products in an immersive, interactive environment. Retailers and brands adopting the CGTrader ARsenal solution can also dramatically reduce the need for expensive product photo-shoots as the 3D models can be based on images from a product link or even a photo taken with a mobile phone.

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